Filling positional needs for Texas football can now be accomplished through a very opportune transfer market thanks to the NCAA Transfer Portal.
The transfer market started to heat up the second the 2018-19 college football season ended. The end of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game signaled a new era in the transfer market. A newly instituted NCAA Transfer Portal put some new excitement and added intrigue into the off-season. Texas football got the full experience of the roller coaster ride of emotions the transfer market can bring to a fan base.
College football essentially turned the transfer market that was relatively quiet up until five or six years ago into nearly a full on free agent frenzy. The graduate transfer market, allowing players to become immediately eligible to play elsewhere, started the trend of this becoming such a big thing. The NCAA Transfer Portal took the transfer market to a whole other level this off-season.
Even before this off-season began following the romping the Clemson Tigers put on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national title game, there were some key names reportedly showing up in the portal. A few of those were even from the Texas football program, like freshman quarterback Cameron Rising.
However, the negative narrative that was also the names on the NCAA Transfer Portal from Texas football could be reversed soon. If head Texas football coach Tom Herman uses the transfer market for good this off-season, he could fill an important positional need for offensive line coach Herb Hand.
Here’s a look at the three 2019 offensive line transfer targets the Texas Longhorns could use to fill a positional need during this off-season.